[50] Tackling Overwhelm Through Prioritising and Creating Routines

Tackling Overwhelm Through Prioritising and Crerating a Routine - Episode 50 of On The Make / Make a Plan, Make it Happen podcast hosted by Josephine Brooks

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On the Make Episode 50 | Tackling overwhelm through prioritising and creating routines

In this episode I chat with life coach Jayne Ashby about the overwhelm, that so often feels part and parcel with those early stages of growing a business. Jayne talks about that feeling that we all get from time to time where the to-do list just keeps on growing until it gets to the point where it’s so overwhelming you start ignoring it.

This episode is focussed on tackling that overwhelm by putting a routine in place and finding a way to prioritise between all. of. the. tasks!


  • Figuring out your priorities when you’re starting a new business and figuring out where’s most efficient to spend your time.

  • Building a community around your work and growing your audience before you monetise your business.

  • Checking in with the mix of channels you’re using to build that know, like and trust factor with your audience.

  • Where to start with setting up a mailing list and figuring out what to share in your newsletter.

  • Creating a routine around your work to help you with putting out consistent content.

  • Getting to know your audience on a really human level to generate caption and blog post ideas.

  • Growing an audience on Instagram, the pitfalls and comparisonitis that comes with it.

  • Being more efficient with your time and getting past procrastination.

  • Keeping an organised and minimal to-do list.

Links to resources we mentioned in this episode

Jayne’s Website | Instagram

My post on Mailchimp vs Squarespace Email Campaigns - The Pros & Cons

My post on Where to Start with Creating a Routine

My post on Planning Your Social Media Posts

My posit on Planning for The Week Ahead in Less Than 10 Minutes

Supal Desai’s blog post on her Calendar Blocking Template

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Josephine Brooks